White Chocolate Reese’s Brownies

Brownies topped with a white chocolate mousse, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and sprinkles is a great way to celebrate a special occasion.

White Chocolate Reese's Brownies from www.insidebrucrewlife.com - these amazing brownies are worth every single bite and perfect for any party

 Today we have a fun surprise for someone special!  A group of my blog friends and I are surprising my sister-in-law Stephanie from Back for Seconds with a virtual baby shower for her cute new baby boy!

Stephanies Baby Shower

I know that Steph has a sweet tooth just like me, and brownies are one of her favorites.  So today we are going to have some overloaded brownies.  These White Chocolate Reese’s Brownies are the perfect way to celebrate a sweet new baby boy!  [Read more...]

White Chocolate Caramel Granola Bars

These White Chocolate Caramel Granola Bars are an easy way to start out the day with homemade goodness.  They are perfect for breakfast or snacking on any time of day.

White Chocolate Caramel Granola Bars from www.insidebrucrewlife.com - easy homemade granola bars that taste amazing

 Right now I am sitting inside all toasty warm with my space heater.  Outside the weather is frightful.  We are under a winter storm warning with a severe wind chill warning.  Everything has shut down around here for the day and possibly for the day tomorrow.

Our kids are excited that another day has possibly been added to their winter break…little do they realize that just means another day somewhere else ;-)   [Read more...]

White Chocolate Caramel Poke Cake

This White Chocolate Caramel Poke Cake is a great way to end the meal.  Chocolate, caramel, and white chocolate…it’s the perfect trio of flavors.

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 When our kids have tests, we have them study, and then we will quiz them to see how much they really studied.  Nothing like a good study session to make you realize how much school stuff you have forgotten and how dumb you have become.  That was me the other night.  My son had a biology test that he wanted me to quiz him for.  Biology is one of those classes I learned at the time, and then promptly forgot as soon as school was over.

Yikes!  It has been way too many years since being in school.  My brain does not remember things like ATP energy, autotrophs, chloroplasts, adenosine, thylakoids.  Shoot!  I can’t even remember how to pronounce some of those.  My son had a good laugh at me as I was asking him some of the things on his papers.  The sad thing is that I just went over all those things with him the other day, and I couldn’t tell you what any of those are now.  Well, maybe chloroplasts…I think those are some sort of plant cell where the color is stored…or something like that.  The other ones I have no clue.  Obviously I forgot again! [Read more...]

Strawberry Shortcake Fudge

Strawberry Shortcake Fudge

Today is a very special day.
Yes, you get to stare and drool at at this yummy Strawberry Shortcake Fudge and wonder why I am so mean every day to torture you with delicious food.

But that isn’t what makes today special.  Today we are surprising one of our best blogging friend with a virtual baby shower.

Surprise MANDY!!!

We love you, and we are so excited to help you welcome your sweet bundle of joy into the world.  I wish we could all be there in person to give you hugs and yummy treats!

Mandy Baby Shower

I “met” Mandy about two years ago when I decided to start posting just recipes here on this blog.  I think I found her yummy food blog through a link party. She was always so sweet with her comments and made me want to keep coming back to her blog.  She also hosts a fun Tuesday link party where you can share your food posts.  Make sure you stop in and say hi to her and let her know I sent you.

Strawberry Shortcake Fudge

I had so many ideas on what I should make for the shower today, but I finally decided on some fudge.  Because everyone loves a good fudge recipe…and because I bought most of the stuff a while ago.  Have you tried the Duncan Hines Frosting Creations yet?  They are perfect for mixing into melted chocolate and creating fun new flavors.  So far I have made this Mocha Mallow fudge with it and this Caramel Hot Chocolate fudge with it.

Today though, I wanted a fun girly treat.  This Strawberry Shortcake fudge turned out so pretty and pink.  The perfect treat to share at an all girls get together or an all girls virtual baby shower :-)

Strawberry Shortcake Fudge

I love how easy this fudge is.  You start by melting down the chocolate chips with the butter and milk.  Then stir in your flavor and marshmallow cream.  That’s it!  Of course since it is Strawberry Shortcake Fudge, I had to include a shortbread crust…otherwise it is just plain strawberry fudge.  There is nothing wrong with that, but I wanted it to be a little bit fancier to share at the shower.  Give it a fun white chocolate drizzle and some pretty white sprinkles for an even fancier presentation.

Word of warning: Don’t let your plate of delicious pretty fudge sit on the counter if you have a dog that likes to steal food.  We came home Saturday night and found the empty plate on the floor.

Strawberry Shortcake Fudge

 Congratulations Mandy!  I can’t wait to see pictures of your new boy or girl.
P.S.  If it’s a boy, don’t tell him I made him pink fudge :-)

 

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Strawberry Shortcake Fudge

Prep Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes

Yield: 42 squares

Strawberry Shortcake Fudge

Easy strawberry fudge with a shortbread crust and a white chocolate topping.

Ingredients

2 cups shortbread cookie crumbs
5 Tablespoons butter, melted
3 1/4 cups white chocolate chips, divided
2 Tablespoons butter
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 oz.)
1 jar marshmallow cream (7 oz.)
2 packets Duncan Hines Strawberry Shortcake Frosting Creations (.10 oz each)
1/2 teaspoon shortening

Instructions

  1. Combine the cookie crumbs and melted butter. Stir until well mixed. Press firmly into the bottom of an 8x8 pan that has been lined with parchment paper.
  2. In a large sauce combine 3 cups white chocolate chips, butter, salt, and sweetened condensed milk. Stir until melted and smooth. Add the marshmallow cream and frosting creations packets. Stir until melted and smooth again.
  3. Pour the hot fudge on top of the crust. Let set completely in the refrigerator for a few hours. Bring to room temperature before cutting. Cut into 49 squares.
  4. Place 1/4 cup white chocolate chips and shortening in microwave safe bowl. Heat for 30 seconds. Stir and repeat until melted and smooth. Place in plastic bag and cut off one tip. Drizzle over fudge squares. Top with sprinkles if desired. Store on the counter in a sealed container for up to 5 days.
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Head on over to each of these blogs and see what they made up to share at Mandy’s shower.  
I hope you have had breakfast, because I know each of these ladies brought their best yummiest treats for the shower today.

Holly – Life as a LofthouseRed Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies
Aimee – Shugary SweetsMint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes
Ashton – Something SwankyHomemade Pancake Mix
Dorothy – Crazy for CrustPeanut Butter Cookie Cheesecake Bars
Stephanie – Macaroni and Cheesecake - Slush Punch
Nikki – Chef in TrainingChocolate Covered Strawberry Muddy Buddies
Hayley – The Domestic RebelCake Batter Oreo Stuffed Funfetti Cookies
Stephanie – Back for SecondsFrosted Cakey Sugar Cookies
Brandi – The Country CookLemon Pudding Cake
Becca – Crumbs and ChaosLemon Pudding

 

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White Chocolate Reese’s Krispie Hearts

White Chocolate Reese's Krispie Hearts

I love Rice Krispie treats.
Like, love them so much I can’t stop eating them until they are gone.  It’s bad people.
Bad for the jeans in my life that is.  Me on the other hand…
well, I am good with more krispies in my life.
I should probably stop making them when no one is home with me.

Today’s White Chocolate Reese’s Krispie Hearts will make you want to eat the entire batch in one day.  What?  That’s not normal to do?

White Chocolate Reese's Krispie Hearts

This batch of rice krispie treats starts out like a regular pan of krispies, but at the last minute you add a box of white chocolate pudding into the melted marshmallows.  Pour in the cereal and stir until coated.  Go ahead and press the hot mixture into a buttered pan.  Yes, go ahead and lick the spoon.  You know you want to.

But…you probably are going to burn your tongue.  I know, because I do it every single time I make krispie treats.

White Chocolate Reese's Krispie Hearts

 I was at Target the other day and I just couldn’t resist buying a bag of the Reese’s hearts.  Not that I can resist regular Reese’s, but there is something about cute fun shapes that makes me buy them even more.  I didn’t have any idea what I was going to make with them.  I just knew they had to come home with me.  (Please tell me I am not alone in my random candy buying!!!)

White Chocolate Reese's Krispie Hearts

Enter the White Chocolate Rice Krispies cooling on the counter.  All of a sudden I knew I wanted to share my love of krispies, CandiQuik, and Reese’s all in one glorious ADORABLE treat!   You start by cutting the white chocolate krispies into a heart shape just slightly bigger than the Reese’s hearts.  Then drizzle the tops of the krispie hearts with white CandiQuik and drop a Reese’s heart on the top.  (go ahead and eat the rest of the Reese’s while the chocolate is setting…I won’t tell :-)

Super easy!  And so stinking cute!!!

White Chocolate Reese's Krispie Hearts

 The bonus part of cutting hearts from these white chocolate krispies???

Someone has to eat all the scraps!
It’s a rough job, but someone has to do it.  ;-)

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White Chocolate Reese’s Krispie Hearts

Yield: 15 hearts

White Chocolate Reese’s Krispie Hearts

White chocolate rice krispie treats topped with white chocolate CandiQuik and a Reese's peanut butter heart.

Ingredients

3 Tablespoons butter
1 bag miniature marshmallows (10 oz.)
1 box Jello white chocolate pudding (3.4 oz.z)
6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
2 oz. white CandiQuik, melted
15 Reese's peanut butter hearts

Instructions

  1. Place the butter and marshmallows in a large saucepan. Heat and stir on medium heat until melted and smooth. Add the pudding and stir for about 1 minute so the pudding can dissolve. Stir in the cereal.
  2. Pour the cereal into a buttered 9x13 pan. Press gently and evenly. Let set about 15 minutes. Use a heart cookie cutter to cut out 15 hearts. Let cool completely.
  3. Drizzle the krispie hearts with the melted CandiQuik. Press a Reese's heart on top before the CandiQuik sets. Let set before serving.

Notes

You could also cut the rice krispie treats into squares and top with the melted chocolate and hearts.

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Looking for ways to incorporate more Reese’s into your life this Valentine’s Day?
Here are a few of our family favorites.

Peanut Butter Pudding Cookies

PEANUT BUTTER PUDDING COOKIES

Peanut Butter Threat Cheesecakes

PEANUT BUTTER THREAT CHEESECAKES

Marshmallow Reeses Blonde Brownies

MARSHMALLOW REESES BLONDE BROWNIES

Reeses Popcorn Munch - chocolate covered popcorn filled with Reeses PB cups and pieces #reeses #popcorn http://www.insidebrucrewlife.com

REESES POPCORN MUNCH

 

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Raspberry Hot Chocolate Bars

Raspberry Hot Chocolate Bars

 Hello, Raspberry Hot Chocolate Bar goodness!

Yes, I like to incorporate chocolate into my breakfast every.single.chance I get!  I don’t see it as any different than adding chocolate chips to muffins.  And I’m not going to apologize for the spots of color in my baked goods.

Lately I have had some not so favorable comments about this Almond Joy Banana Bread…I am fully prepared for the bashing these granola bars will take for the color in them.  Bring it on…it won’t stop me from throwing colored M&M’s into more things.  Actually it just might make me do it more.  I’m kind of like that! ;-)

Raspberry Hot Chocolate Bars

 This bar recipe has become my favorite go-to granola bar.  It is so easy to customize it for other flavors.  Last month I had the thought that hot chocolate would be great in them.  Turns out I was right…I only know this because the pan of Peppermint Hot Chocolate granola bars disappeared rather quickly.  Probably from all the “just one more” bites I kept taking.

So, when I started thinking of doing more recipes with hot chocolate, I went to the grocery store and started looking for some other flavors.  As soon as I saw the raspberry flavor, I knew that I had to try that for the bars.  Finding the raspberry M&M’s in the candy aisle was just the icing on the cake….or should I say the chocolate in my bar.  I love these pretty pink and red candies.  They are the perfect color and flavor for Valentine’s day treats.

Raspberry Hot Chocolate Bars

 My daughter went to a sleepover last weekend.  It was the perfect “excuse” to bake yet another treat.  Actually I was happy to get these Raspberry Hot Chocolate bars out of the house.  I couldn’t stop eating little bites.  It is possible that I like this version the best out of all the ones I have made.

Let’s just talk about this sleepover for just one minute.  Can you believe my daughter told me to make sure I wore make up when I picked her up?  Apparently I just look better that way.  Ha!  Yes, I walk around my house with no makeup on and sometimes even mismatched clothes.  Or better yet…I have been wearing my tight jeans this week.  My thought is that it will stop me from eating more sweets if I can’t breathe!  It has worked one day so far.

Raspberry Hot Chocolate Bars

 Ok, let’s get to the bars because really that’s why you are here right?  To scroll through my ramblings and get to the recipe?

The texture of these bars is soft and chewy.  They aren’t hard and crumbly like the store bought ones.  If you like the hard ones, you could probably bake these an extra 5-10 minutes and get that texture.  But I like all my baked goods to be soft, so I pulled them out of the oven at 22 minutes.  I almost second guessed myself because they looked underdone.     For one split second I thought about baking them longer.  They had an almost undone look to them.

DON”T bake them any longer.  They will set up as they cool and become this perfect chewy granola bar texture.  The raspberry hot chocolate is subtle but definitely there.  The raspberry M&M’s help enhance the raspberry flavor just a little bit more.

If you don’t like that much chocolate on your breakfast goods, go ahead and skip the CandiQuik drizzle.  Like I said, I always look for ways to include chocolate in every meal, but that’s just me.

Raspberry Hot Chocolate Bars

Raspberry Hot Chocolate Bars

 These are the perfect on the run bar.  Package them individually in ziplock bags and grab one as you run out the door for school or work.

The only thing you will regret is not grabbing TWO for the road.

 

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Raspberry Hot Chocolate Bars

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 14 minutes

Yield: 12 bars

Raspberry Hot Chocolate Bars

These quick and easy granola bars get their flavor from a raspberry hot chocolate mix and raspberry M&M's.

Ingredients

3/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
2 1/2 cups quick oats
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup raspberry Hot Chocolate (I used Land O Lakes)
3/4 cup Raspberry M&M's
1 cup Kraft Chocolate Mini Mallow Bits
3 ounces White CandiQuik melted

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar until creamy. Add the vanilla and eggs and beat again. Mix together the flour, oats, and salt and slowly add to the butter mixture. Stir in 1/2 cup of the M&M's and the marshmallow bits.
  2. Spread mixture into a greased 9x13 pan. Press the extra 1/4 cup of M&M's into the top of the batter. Bake at 350* for 22 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. Cut into 12 bars. Drizzle the bars with melted CandiQuik. Let set. Store in a sealed container for up to 5 days.
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Want to try a few more of our favorite granola bars?

caramel apple granola bars

Caramel and Apple chunks give these Caramel Apple Bars the perfect texture.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Granola Bars

Chocolate and Peppermint is always a winner in these Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bars.

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Gingerbread Pudding Cookies

A few weeks ago I participated in a Cookie Week with Nikki from Chef in Training.  These gingerbread cookies are what I brought to share on her blog.  I had to share them with you here too.  They were absolutely delicious and disappeared so fast from my cookie jar.  You can see my original post here.

This time of year I like to bake lots and lots of cookies.  Well, really I like to bake cookies anytime of the year.  But at least during the holidays, people don’t look at you funny when you bake 12 different kinds in one month:-) [Read more...]

Gingerbread Oreo Truffle Bark

Gingerbread Oreo Truffle Bark

 Have you seen the new Gingerbread Oreos yet?  I have to admit that I am not a huge gingerbread fan, but I really like these.  No scratch that…I love these.

Of course they are Oreos and I have yet to find an Oreo that I didn’t like.  As soon as I saw the first package of these posted on Instagram, I headed to our Walmart.  I checked the seasonal aisle, I checked the cookie aisle, and I checked the displays in the middle of the aisles.  Nothing!  I was starting to lose heart that our Walmart had decided to not carry them.  As I headed to the checkout lane, there right in front of my eyes was an Oreo display!  And one whole side was the Gingerbread ones…it was meant to be:-)  In fact, I’m pretty sure I heard angels singing.   [Read more...]

Monster Mix Popcorn Munch

One of my favorite things to make is chocolate covered popcorn.
It is such a blank canvas for so many different variations!

Every fall I buy the three seasonal cereals Count Chocula, Boo Berry, and Franken Berry.
And every fall they sit there, because for some reason ours kids will only eat one bowl.
It’s marshmallow cereal…why don’t they eat more of it?
I remember as a kid eating this cereal and loving it.

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Coffee Toffee Popcorn Munch

It was a sad day on Sunday…
our Keurig coffee maker decided to die.
We have no idea what happened…
my husband made his coffee and everything was fine.
But when I came out an hour later,
nothing was working.
We tried unplugging it for a few minutes…nothing.
We tried unplugging it for over an hour…nothing.
We tried cleaning it out…nothing.
We tried jiggling the plug…nothing.
We tried calling Keurig…nothing…because it has been more than a year:-(
My hubby tried smacking the side of it…there was a flicker and then…nothing.
We think it is dead for good:-(
It is a good thing that I drink decaf, because I am not having huge withdrawal problems.
Although the first night I was starting to feel some crankiness set in towards evening.
(I guess even a small cup of decaf has enough caffeine to keep you a little addicted.)
 
Thank goodness for an awesome hubby who made a Starbucks run for us.
Maybe if I still had some of this yummy coffee popcorn,
I could have munched on that for a caffeine fix.
Chocolate covered coffee beans are a coffee lover’s dream…
especially ones mixed into white chocolate, popcorn, toffee, and marshmallows.
Bring on the caffeinated sugar high!!!  I am all about that!
I totally recommend making large batches of this…
the coffee buzz will get you through just about anything!!
Still need a good coffee buzz…try one of these!
Mocha Cupcakes from Shugary Sweets
Mocha Coconut Frappuccino from Once A Mom Always A Cook
Chocolate Mocha Muffins from Inside BruCrew Life
Coffee Toffee Popcorn Munch

by Inside BruCrew Life
Prep Time: 20 minutes
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Ingredients
  • 8 c. popped popcorn
  • 2 c. miniature marshmallows
  • 3/4 c. toffee baking bits
  • 2 c. chocolate covered coffee beans
  • 1 1/2 c. white chocolate chips, divided
  • 2 Tbsp. sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 Tbsp. instant coffee
  • 2 tsp. shortening, divided
Instructions
Place 1 1/4 c. white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl with 1 tsp. shortening. Heat for 30 seconds and stir. Repeat until melted. In a large bowl, combine the popcorn, marshmallows, and coffee beans. Toss with the melted white chocolate. Spread out on a large cookie sheet covered with wax paper. Sprinkle with the toffee chips and toss lightly again. Place in the refrigerator for 5 minutes to set up. Remove and break into chunks.
In a small microwave safe bowl, combine the 1/4 c. white chips and 1 tsp. shortening. Heat for 30 seconds and stir until creamy. Set aside. In another small glass bowl, heat the condensed milk for 15-20 seconds. Stir in the instant coffee until dissolved. Stir into the melted white chocolate. Spoon into a small ziplock bag and cut a small hole in one corner. Drizzle the coffee chocolate over the popcorn. Let set for another 5 minutes before eating.  Store in an airtight container.
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Carrot Cake Cookies

Carrot Cake Cookies - these easy carrot cake cookies are delicious and will not last very long

Here is my big philosophical reason on beds and cookies…
I like big cookies and I have discovered that I like big beds.
The more the merrier, right?
See, in my mind, cookies are like beds.
The more cookies I have the merrier I am,
and the bigger the bed, more merriment I get from all that space!
Yes, I have strange ways of looking at things.

Last week we spent a week at the beach with my family.
The room we stayed in had a king sized bed.
I am more than ready to upgrade to one that size for my room at home.
You could do “snow angels” and not bump into the other person.

I have to admit something…
I kind of like my own space when I am sleeping.
Now don’t get me wrong, I like to cuddle.
But when it is time to sleep, lots of space is nice!!!

Well, unless it is freezing cold out, then I “steal” my hubby’s body heat.
So that King sized bed wouldn’t be as practical in the middle of winter, I guess.

Carrot Cake Cookies - these easy carrot cake cookies are delicious and will not last very long

Want to know something else I like to “steal”?
Cookies from the kitchen when no one is looking.
It’s a problem, I know!

Lately I have been all about making cake mix cookies,
so making a carrot cake version was bound to happen sooner than later.
I just love how quick and easy they are to make!! (and to eat)

A few weeks ago my husband and I went on our church staff retreat.
Guess who was in charge of making sure we had enough sweet stuff to munch on?
Silly question to ask, huh?   Me of course:-)

I made these cookies, some fudge, and some Oreo truffles.
These cookies disappeared at an alarming rate.
In fact, I do believe the last cookie got hidden, so it could be enjoyed later.
(and no, not by me)

Carrot Cake Cookies - these easy carrot cake cookies are delicious and will not last very long

The cinnamon and spice really stood out in these,
and the warm rich flavor just made them melt in your mouth.
These cookies have the perfect fall feeling to them.
Caramel, cinnamon, spice…
Yup, I totally can’t wait for fall to get here!!!
Carrot Cake Cookies

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 36 cookies

Carrot Cake Cookies

Ingredients

1 carrot cake mix
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup Kraft caramel bits

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, butter, eggs, vanilla, and cinnamon. Beat until combined. Stir in the white chips and caramel bits by hand. Chill dough in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Form dough into 36 balls and place on baking sheet. Bake at 350* for 10 minutes. Let cool on pan 2-3 minutes. Gently remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely. Store in air tight container.

Notes

Use a metal spatula to remove the cookies from the baking sheet. The caramel will start to stick to the pan if you leave it cool too much. Baking on a Silpat will also help keep them from sticking.

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Salted Caramel White Chocolate Mocha Scones

Hello, Salted Caramel White Chocolate Mocha Scone goodness!

Salted Caramel White Chocolate Mocha Scones
 
It has been a while since I used caramel and salt together.
Last weekend I made lots of cupcakes and made these
I could eat the whole bowl of frosting by myself with a spoon…
yup, it’s that good:-)
Ever since last weekend I have been wanting
to make something else with caramel and salt.
Fast forward to earlier today, when my husband asks for scones.
Now he is usually a very picky baked good eater.
(that translates into boring eater:-)
I love to add all sorts of things and make something different each time
and he likes to have plain stuff.
So, I started giving him some options of ones
that I have on my many lists.
It was a NO to everything I suggested.
Salted Caramel White Chocolate Mocha Scones
All of a sudden he surprises me by saying how about salted caramel mocha scones?
Really??? I wanted to say,
“Who are you? And what did you do with my boring treat husband?”
But instead I zipped my lips and quickly made these
yummy scones before he changed his mind and requested vanilla.
These scones were the perfect thing to quench my caramel and salt cravings.
And I absolutely love anything with coffee in it.
(if you don’t like coffee, just leave it out and enjoy the caramel and salt flavor.
The white chocolate drizzle and sea salt gives it
just the perfect sweet and salty mix.
Salted Caramel White Chocolate Mocha Scones
These are a sure thing to make the beginning of your week more doable.
If you like caramel and salt that is!
Salted Caramel White Chocolate Mocha Scones

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes

Yield: 12 scones

Salted Caramel White Chocolate Mocha Scones

Mocha scones with caramel bits are topped with a white chocolate drizzle and sea salt...you won't be able to say no.

Ingredients

2/3 c. heavy cream
2 Tbsp. instant coffee
2 c. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
6 Tbsp. butter, chilled
1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg
1 c. caramel bits
1/2 white chocolate chips, melted
2 tsp. sea salt

Instructions

  1. In a glass mug, heat the cream for 1 minute in the microwave. Stir in the instant coffee and set aside. Whisk together the flour, salt, and baking powder. With a fork, cut in the butter until it creates small pea like pieces. Make a hole in the center of the flour and pour in the egg, vanilla and coffee cream. Stir until mixed thoroughly. Stir in caramel bits gently.
  2. The dough will be very sticky, so use a spoon to scoop out 12 scones. Press the dough rounds down until they are about 3 inches wide. Bake at 400* for 18 minutes. The caramel melts all over,so immediately transfer to wire racks to cool. Drizzle with melted white chocolate and sprinkle with a little sea salt. Store in a sealed container.
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